Christopher Walken

 

Christopher Walken

  • Overview
  • Info & links
  • Images
  • Comments

Visa denna sida på svenska på Film.nu

Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, usually called "Chris") is an American stage and screen actor. He has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows. Walken was born Ronald Walken (named after actor Ronald Colman) into a Methodist family in Astoria, Queens, New York. His mother, Rosalie, was a Scottish immigrant from Glasgow, and his father, Paul Walken, emigrated from Germany in 1928 with his brothers, Wilhelm and Alois. His father was a baker and his mother worked as a window dresser. Influenced by their mother's own dreams of stardom, he and his brothers Kenneth and Glenn were child actors on television in the 1950s. Walken studied at Hofstra University on Long Island, but did not graduate. Walken initially trained as a dancer in music theatre at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to dramatic roles in theatre and then film. Walken is imitated for his deadpan affect, sudden off-beat pauses, and strange speech rhythm, in a manner similar to William Shatner

Read more about Christopher Walken

Actor

 
 
TMDb Filmanic is using The Movie Database API (TMDb) for certain functions, but is in no way supported or certified by TMDb.

Is this page about you? The information we have obtained is in whole or in part from The Movie Database (TMDb). You may request that we remove all personal information we have stored about you by sending us an email and include the URL of this page. Explain who you are, so we know you are the person this page is about. To delete your data from TMDb, you must contact them separately.

Christopher Walken

Born 1943-03-31 (76 years ago) in Queens, New York USA.
Height 183 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble (Hairspray) 13th Critics' Choice Awards 2007 Hairspray
VGX Award for Best Supporting Male Performance (True Crime: New York City) The 2005 VGAs 2005 True Crime: New York City
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Around the Bend) 9th Golden Satellite Awards 2005 Around the Bend
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Catch Me If You Can) 9th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 Catch Me If You Can
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Catch Me If You Can) 56th British Academy Film Awards 2003 Catch Me If You Can
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (Catch Me If You Can) 2002 National Society of Film Critics Awards 2002 Catch Me If You Can
Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award Gotham Independent Film Awards 1995 1995
Obie Award for Performance (The Seagull) 26th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards 1981 Il gabbiano
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Deer Hunter) 51st Academy Awards 1978 Deer Hunter
Obie Award for Performance (Kid Champion) 20th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards 1975 Kid Champion
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Around the Bend) 10th Satellite Awards 2005 Around the Bend
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Catch Me If You Can) 56th British Academy Film Awards 2003 Catch Me If You Can
Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor (Gigli) 24th Golden Raspberry Awards 2003 Gigli
Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor (The Country Bears) 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards 2002 The Country Bears
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Catch Me If You Can) 75th Academy Awards 2002 Catch Me If You Can
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain (Sleepy Hollow) 2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 Sleepy Hollow
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Hallmark Hall of Fame) 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 Hallmark Hall of Fame
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Deer Hunter) 1980 British Academy Film and Television Awards 1980 Deer Hunter
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Deer Hunter) 51st Academy Awards 1978 Deer Hunter
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (The Deer Hunter) 36th Golden Globe Awards 1978 Deer Hunter
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Georgianne Walken(Gifta: 1969-01–) 1969-01 Gifta
Parents

Rosalie Russell, Paul Walken

Siblings

Glenn Walken, Ken Walken

Images of Christopher Walken

Click to enlarge images

Your opinion about Christopher Walken?

Start a discussion about Christopher Walken with your friends on Facebook or Twitter!

Christopher Walken

Bio provided by Wikipedia

Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, usually called "Chris") is an American stage and screen actor.

He has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows. Walken was born Ronald Walken (named after actor Ronald Colman) into a Methodist family in Astoria, Queens, New York. His mother, Rosalie, was a Scottish immigrant from Glasgow, and his father, Paul Walken, emigrated from Germany in 1928 with his brothers, Wilhelm and Alois. His father was a baker and his mother worked as a window dresser. Influenced by their mother's own dreams of stardom, he and his brothers Kenneth and Glenn were child actors on television in the 1950s. Walken studied at Hofstra University on Long Island, but did not graduate. Walken initially trained as a dancer in music theatre at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to dramatic roles in theatre and then film. Walken is imitated for his deadpan affect, sudden off-beat pauses, and strange speech rhythm, in a manner similar to William Shatner. He is revered for his quality of danger and menace, but his unpredictable deliveries and expressions make him invaluable in comedy as well. Walken is noted for refusing movie roles only rarely, having stated in interviews that he will decline a role only if he is simply too busy on other projects to take it. He regards each role as a learning experience. Walken has been married to Georgianne Walken (born Thon) since 1969; she is a casting director, most notably for The Sopranos. They live in Connecticut and have no children (Walken has stated in interviews that not having children is one of the reasons he has had such a prolific career). In regard to his villainous roles preceding him when meeting new people, Walken says, "When they see me in a movie, they expect me to be something nasty ... That's why it's good to defy expectations sometimes."

Content from Wikipedia provided under the terms of Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).

×
×
×
×
×